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  • Vasili Papathanasopoulos


Solar Power is out August 28

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GRAMMY® Award-winning multiplatinum artist Lorde has treated fans overnight, celebrating the winter solstice with the announcement of a world tour and the official release date for her new album! Due out August 28, Solar Power will arrive in a variety of formats, and is available to pre-order now.

Lorde will make her grand return to the stage next year, kicking off The Solar Power World Tour in Christchruch on February 26. The tour will make its way to Australia next March, with stops in Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney and Perth. In a newsletter to fans, the singer said of the tour: "This is gonna be such a sick tour. We’ve just hired five new band members...............This is, thrillingly, something of an INTIMATE TOUR. Theatres and green fields rather than arenas. So you gotta get in there if you really wanna go."

Earlier this month, the singer dropped her first taste of new music in four years, sharing the albums title track and lead single, Solar Power. Written and produced by the singer and longtime collaborator Jack Antonoff, the infectious track captures all of those summer feelings, feeling like a warm glow shrouded upon us whilst we southern hemisphere folk are shivering in our winter boots. Conceptually, the song flirts with all those summer feelings and the revitalising energy sunshine can bring.

The album will arrive with twelve brand new songs, including Solar Power, and two additional bonus tracks. Lorde also shared in her newsletter the album is available for pre-order on exclusive formats, inlcuding "a beautiful standard vinyl with a sky-blue disc, and a very juicy deluxe vinyl only available on my site with the sickest giant foldout poster". This time around, the singer is opting out of physical CD's, instead creating what she calls a "music box", which will arrive looking similar to a CD case, but instead symbolises the artists "commitment to asking questions of our systems, and making stuff with intention and sensitivity."

Solar Power is out August 28. Watch the visual below.


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February 27 Upper Moutere, NZ Neudorf Vineyards

March 1 Wellington, NZ Days Bay

March 2 Havelock North, NZ Black Barn Vineyards

March 4 New Plymouth, NZ Bowl of Brooklands

March 5 Auckland, NZ Outerfields

March 10 Brisbane, AU Riverstage

March 12 Melbourne, AU SMMB

March 15 Sydney, AU Aware Super Theatre

March 19 Perth, AU Belvoir Amphitheater


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